Team Leader 2nd Shift

Hamilton, Ohio, United Statesthyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Entry Level (0-2 years)
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Production & Manufacturing
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2024/06/11
Job number:US_RS_07573
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Your responsibilities


The Team Lead provides support to the Production Supervisor in the day to day running and operation of the business. This includes the overseeing and motivating of your team, and the supervision of the output of production to meet thyssenkruppp Bilstein standards. This position is a leadership role and requires the ability to run a team both safely and effectively while still meeting customer and company needs/standards. The Team Lead leads by example and supports an environment and culture within thyssenkrupp Bilstein where the customer and safety is firmly at the center of everything that we do.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Supervises up to 25 full time and temporary employees, and ensures they are all properly trained.
  • Assists with investigation of root cause and implement countermeasures for all QIR’s.
  • Ensures all machines are operational and ready for production.
  • In the event of employee absence (i.e. vacation) coordinates manpower to ensure needs are met.
  • Identifies discrepant materials/components both in writing and verbally to supervisor.
  • Completes tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules and within standard times.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to assemblers, and assigns duties.
  • In the event of an abnormal event, takes immediate action, including fixing / repairing and reporting the problem to supervisor.
  • Makes sure new temporary and full time employees are trained appropriately and follow safety standards.
  • Reviews daily production numbers, quality problems, equipment failure downtime and ensure reporting into the electronic production reporting system iGear.
  • Directs and checks Line Leader’s daily job and take corrective action if necessary.
  • Reduces any potential occupational hazards by following safety strategies.
  • Completes tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules and within standard times.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Your profile

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Successful tenure and experience as a Line Lead within thyssenkrupp Bilstein preferred.
  • Experience and ability to idenity incomplete weld penetrations and lack of fusion on welds.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams in situations associated with high volumes of work and/or customer demands. This would include providing direction, coaching, and effective feedback to team members.
  • Possesses a stable work history, preferably in a manufacturing environment, and a strong personal desire to work safely and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Position is required to be able to to work required overtime that can be substantial during peak customer production periods.
  • Position is required to be able to lift up to 40 pounds, perform repetitious duties and walk or stand for long periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrates reliability, independent initiative, commitment and a quality focus.
  • Demonstrates a strong customer focus along with a great work ethic and willingness to do what needs to be done (without taking shortcuts).
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities and multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors in all activities; maintains accountability for performance.
  • Strong demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven experience developing work processes to improve outcomes for the team/customers.

Your benefits

Bilstein has great benefits to offer!

  • A state-of-the-art OE manufacturing plant with a strong focus on safety and cleanliness.
  • Multiple competitive Health, Dental & Vision Coverage options.
  • 401K matching program.
  • Paid time off + 13 paid holidays.
  • Paid volunteer hours.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Gym reimbursement.
  • Company-paid short-term disability and life insurance.
  • Internal growth opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Discounted BILSTEIN products.


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Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us at


thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of suspension solutions headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio USA. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America supplies products to a wide range of Original Equipment Automotive Manufacturers as well as Aftermarket and Motorsports customers. Our Aftermarket operations are based out of Poway, CA and our Motorsports operations are based out of Mooresville, NC.

For decades, the name BILSTEIN has been synonymous with high tech in suspension design, driving comfort, and safety. In order to expand this position BILSTEIN became a division of thyssenkrupp Technologies AG in 1988, and a wholly owned subsidiary in 2005. This partnership has enabled us to continue the BILSTEIN tradition of excellence.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


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Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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